How I Learned to Cope with Anxiety Naturally

How to cope with anxiety

Anxiety..something so common that no one wants to talk about.  Well, I decided to share my personal story in hopes it helps you understand you’re not alone and you can be proactive at preventing/reducing anxiety.  I’ll also touch on medication and how I weaned myself. My Anxiety Story In 2008 I had my first experience with anxiety. … Read more…

Why You Shouldn’t Burn Scented Candles…and What You Should Do Instead

Don't Burn Toxic Candles, health risks of burning candles, Candle toxins, health risks of candles, healthy alternatives to candles

Everyone loves a nice smelling home and the ambiance of a burning candle.   But did you know that most candles are releasing toxins and polluting your indoor air?  You should be aware of the hidden dangers of candles and some healthier alternatives.  There are three problems with many of the candles you’re buying in the … Read more…

How to Make Natural Cleaning Supplies with Essential Oils

Essential Oil Cleaning recipes

Do you think about what is in your laundry detergent, dish soaps and the cleaning solutions in your home?  Many people don’t and they should.  Most commercial cleaning products contain toxic chemicals. No laws have been implemented that require disclosure of cleaning products’ ingredients. So even as you try to make decisions based on transparency… … Read more…

Interview with Dr. Breus, The Sleep Doctor

Interview with Dr. Breus, the Sleep Doctor. Find out what your chronotype is and when the best time to do just about anything

http://media.blubrry.com/striveforbalance/p/content.blubrry.com/striveforbalance/SFBep15.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, we interviewed Dr. Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor.   Dr. Breus  is a Clinical Psychologist, a regular on the Dr. Oz Show, and author of the book, The Power of When. Dr. Michael Breus  explains how to work with your body’s inner clock for maximum … Read more…

Only 6% of Americans Do These 5 Healthy Habits

Only 6% of Americans Do These 5 Healthy Habits. How many do you do?

A study by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) of almost 400,000 Americans and five health-related behaviors for chronic disease prevention found that only 6.3% of Americans engage all five healthy behaviors.  Do you fall into the top 6% of the American population that practice all five healthy habits?  If so, I’m patting you on the back right now…because you rock!  So … Read more…

Formula For A Happy Balanced Human

Formula for a Happy Balanced Human. Maintaining life balance is a collection of good daily choices and habits that don't actually take too much time. Maintain the following 5 categories of your life, and you will achieve balance.

When I think balance, I think exercise, sleep, healthy eating,  financial peace, and organization. These are the things that contribute to my inner peace and the flow of my day. When I’m out of balance, the stress surfaces. Maintaining life balance is a collection of good daily choices and habits  that don’t actually take too much time. … Read more…